Sometimes the contagion is the thing, sometimes its expression: mirth and yawning are contagious, laughter and boredom are not.
You cannot have a contemporary prison without contemporary furniture.
Peer review is a cargo cult.
The lower the latitude, the greater the lassitude.
An opinion not worth fearing isn’t worth having.
Only when no one pays the slightest attention to what anyone else is saying will speech be truly free.
Imbecility, like many infectious diseases, has asymptomatic carriers.
What is privilege? A term — beloved by parents, nuns, schoolmarms, jailers — to describe what doesn’t belong to you, and can be revoked at any time without reason or warning.
Inside every thin man is a fat man struggling to get out.
To the befuddled I recommend a serene air of quiet dignity.
Intolerance, n. Insufficient deference to received opinion.